5 ways to be a stronger fundraising writer

Better writing can make all the difference for your fundraising outcomes. Here are some great tips for writers from Duct Tape Marketing, at 5 Copywriting Tips That Will Explode Your Sales:

  1. You must be a bit of a detective. Find out everything you can about your target audience. Any clue you find might be the one that makes all the difference!
  2. You must understand and embrace human psychology. The more you know, the better your writing will be.
  3. Leverage the power of stories.
  4. Always remain honest and authentic. Fake stands out. Authenticity matters.
  5. Remember that choosing the right words is only half the battle. What you’re saying matters more than how you say it!

These tips apply to fundraising just as well as to other typs of sales writing!


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The future of fundraising is not about social media, online video, or SEM. It’s not about any technology, medium, or technique. It’s about donors. If you need to raise funds from donors, you need to study them, respect them, and build everything you do around them. And the future? It’s already here. More.

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